March 24, 2006
EUGENE, Ore. - The Ohio lacrosse team will try to win its second straight game when it plays at Oregon on Saturday, March 25. The game is the Bobcats' third in five days and wraps up their three-game West Coast trip.
The game can be viewed live on-line via Oregon's website, www.GoDucks.com. There is a one-time fee of $7.95. Click here for more information.
The Bobcats are coming off a 13-10 win at St. Mary's on Thursday. Kelley Windle (Columbus, Ohio) and Kiersten McLouth (Centreville, Va.) each scored four goals to pace the offense. McLouth leads the team with 10 goals and 14 points. She has scored at least one point in each of her first seven collegiate games.
Goalkeeper Jen Heup (Davidsonville, Md.) registered 10 saves for Ohio. It was the seventh time she reached double figures in saves in the Bobcats' eight games. Her 98 saves already ranks sixth on the Ohio single-season ledger. Two more stops will make her the sixth Bobcat goalkeeper to register 100 saves in a season. Heup also entered the week ranked seventh in the nation with 4.83 ground balls per game.
Oregon is 3-4 on the season with victories against UC Davis, St. Mary's and Davidson. The Ducks four loss have come to Stanford, Georgetown, Longwood and Johns Hopkins.
Ilsa van den Berg leads the team with 15 goals and is one of three players to have a team-best 17 points. Kate Fleming has posted 13 goals and four assits, while Alison Leiner has five goals and 12 helpers.
Anna Poponyak has seen the majority of playing time in the cage for Oregon. She has a 13.90 goals against average and 53 saves in 315:08 minutes of work.
The Bobcats and Ducks met for the first time last season with Oregon earning a 9-7 win at Pruitt Field.
Ohio ends its month-long stint away from home when it hosts American Lacrosse Conference foe Davidson on Friday, March 31 at noon.